Street Construction Closures

Newby Road

Starting April 24, contractor will have it closed off and on for the next 3 weeks to do base work, paving, final grade, grading, striping, etc. Please watch for crews working and expect detours as needed.

Judy Drive, Somerest, Southside & Scotland Heights

Reed Contracting will pave Judy Dr, Somerest, Southside, and Scotland Heights subdivision starting, Monday, April 6, weather permitting. Citizens in these neighborhoods are asked to remove parked boats and trucks out of the stub streets for the paving crews to work in these areas.

First Avenue area around old Athens Elementary

Watch for periodic street closures as the Athens City School System's contractor works to tear down the old school.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • None at this time

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Forrest Street bridges and resurfacing – The street east of U.S. 31 closed March 4, 2019, and will remain closed until summer 2020, weather permitting. This is to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and make other safety improvements. Click here for more project info.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – Council will accept bids in March.